Could not be bothered with the exact date on this publication, but it should be old and venerable enough to lure some readers into reading and subscribing to my blog. I do not make any money on subscribers, but I find it somewhat satisfying that people want to read my posts, so there's your reason.
But let us continue with this publication by GeeDubb and also NLC, for some reason. I suppose those thousands of hours put into costume design rendered at least a mention in GeeDubb's publication...
Gandalf. He has around 56-57 different poses. Gotta catch 'em all. Gandalf is a nice model and very much the wizard, so I guess it is okay. Gandalf in/on Cart (not sure on the correct English grammar there, please enlighten me, Anglicans) is a superb model that I do not own, but made my own instead. I would really like to get my hands on the "Gandalf looking confused on a Brown horse", but alas, it seems to be totally impossible to locate.
Hobbits... too many to count. The most boring in SBG, but very interesting in the books. Don't you miss these days? Every week there was a new, exciting release... even if it was a boring white metal hobbit...
I find it highly encouraging that the converted troll above got a place in a official collector's guide now that I honestly believe I can finally do better! To toot my own horn and whatnot... Painting-wise, not really, but maybe one day I get there.
To be honest, the elven chariot is kind of a lazy conversion. Still, it was the sole reason why I made my Rivendell Chariot.
Inspiring terrain indeed - another example of how discouraging these pages were at the time, I thought it nigh impossible to ever recreate such perfection.
Apparently, this fallen mûmak was a special store-thingie-model that never was released to the public. It would not be that hard to make a conversion if you had a mûmak to spare... Still not worth it. I remember reading somewhere that this model was made out of polyurethane.
The Mordor Troll on the same page was a wonder of painting-perfection when I first saw it, and still is. Painting miniatures is not that easy...
This is the single most inspiring picture I have ever experienced. When I first saw this I thought that the man that had made this must be a genius or at least an Aspergers-extraordinaire. Today, I find that while I cannot paint or convert as well as this Golden Demon-winner, I have at least a slight chance of pulling off something somewhat similar! Development and growth - it is satisfying.
To end this, I would like you to take a look at these expensive metal Haradrim Raiders. These were the only available models if you wanted to make a mounted Haradrim force. The time of metal has ended, the time of plastics is here.